A color scheme can help set the tone for your living room. You can find a fresh look for your space with color combinations and living room paint ideas.
Orange and blues in bright shades are complementary colors that are strong, but sprinkling them in against a backdrop of white will soften the effect. Using the colors in patterns also tones down the scheme.
Warm and Traditional
Adding the right color will give a traditional style a new update. Muted peach yellow is a wonderful alternative to basic beige and repeating an accent color, like chartreuse, delivers continuity. Use of an oatmeal color on the sofa, rug and chairs provides a sturdy base of color accents for the room. Leaving traditional elements such as white trim and beaded board with classic furniture shapes and lantique accents gives a living room its own personality.
Blue and white are standard beach colors, but red also has a place, bringing a few hints of unexpected crispness to any room. Adding shades of turquoise keep the beachside theme strong in any coastal decor.
This is a style that is becoming more and more popular. A cross between cozy & rustic with touches of metal and old looking re-used furniture. Muted neutrals hint at sophistication, white a mix of metal and wood capitalize on the industrial trend. The mustard yellow accessories play up the wood tones and keep the scheme from falling flat.
While natural greens and white give an island feel, it's important to rely on other island-inspired accents to help carry the look. Using a jute rug, woven baskets and a cabinet with bamboo inlay can all do the trick. Plenty of wood tones gives a classic, not cutesy, cottage appeal.
An exuberant living space comes with spirited colors. Start with one or two main colors and add in more hues with accessories and fabrics. In this photo, the blue sofa and green chair are the mainstays along with the wood in tables and cabinets. From this foundation, almost anything goes. Notice how this living room's space gets its unique character from the patterned curtains and a rug which carry the furniture's colors.
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